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Lincolnian

We are coming Father Abra'am

300.000 more

Poetry by

Wm. Cullen Bryant,

Music by

L.O. Emerson.

Boston

Published by Oliver Ditsau & Co. 277 Washington St.

[illegible] & Co.

J. Church Jr. Ed.

[illegible] & Co [illegible]

J.E. Gould

Philad

[illegible] & Co. Boston

[illegible]

1862


WE ARE COMING FATHER ABRA'AM.

L.O. Emerson.

1. We are coming, Father Abra'am, three hundred thousand more, From

2. If you look a cross the hill tops that meet the northern sky, Long

3. If you look all up our valleys, Where the growing harvests shine, You may

4. You have called us, and we're coming, by Richmond's bloody tide, to

Mississippi's winding stream and from New England's shore; We leave our plows and

moving lines of rising dust your vision may descry; And now the wind, an

see our sturdy farmer boys fast forming into line; And tchildren from their

lay us down for freedom's sake, our brothers' bones beside; Or from foul treason's

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workshops our wives and children dear, With hearts too full for utterance, with

instant, tears the cloudy veil aside, And floats aloft our spangled flag in

mother's knees are pulling at the weeds, And learning how to reap and sow,

savage group, to wrench the murderous blade, And in the face of foreign foes Its

but a silent tear; We dare not look behind us, but steadfastly before_

glory and in pride; And bayonets in the sunlight gleam, and bands brave music pour_

against their country's needs; And a farewell group stands weeping at every cottage door_

fragments to parade; Six hundred thousand loyal men and true have gone before_ We are coming, Father Abra'am - three hundred thousand more!

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Chorus

Soprano. We are coming, we are coming, Our Union to restore; We are coming, Father

Alto.

Tenor. We are coming, we are coming, Our Union to restore; We are coming, Father

Bass.

Abra'am with three hundred thousand more, We are coming Father Abra'am With three hundred thousand more.

Abra'am with three hundred thousand more, We are coming Father Abra'am With three hundred thousand more.

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We are coming, Father Abra-am _ three hundred thousand more!